Merrimack High School provides a wide variety of extra-curricular, curricular-related, and social activities and clubs. We believe that every student should become involved beyond the classroom as a way of meeting friends, learning new skills, discovering new capabilities, building character and leadership, providing a service to the school and community, and just having fun. Some of the clubs and activities will change yearly, depending upon student interest. The following is a list of current activities:Academy of Finance The Academy of Finance is a nationally acclaimed, industry-validated curriculum model sponsored by the National Academy Foundation. The program focuses on preparing students for careers in financial services.Archery Club Students in the Archery Club will start out learning the basics of shooting a recurve bow and build up their skills through practices and guidance during regular weekly meetings.
Broadcast Club In this club students work with advisors to film, edit, and produce school-related events. Students have the opportunity to develop their reporting, filming, and editing skills. Students need to dedicate time each week to creating these televised productions.
Color Guard The Color Guard performs with the High School Marching Band for football games and parades and adds color and movement to the half time show. No experience is necessary. Training and tryouts are held in the spring for the next school year.
Creative Writing Club We are a club that invites all kinds of writers to write and share in a supportive environment. Interested members can join the publication team and produce the school’s literary magazine, Spilt Ink.
Creo Club The Latin word “Creo” means to create. Sometimes we create with images, sometimes with words, but always with our imagination. We bring awareness of events past and present to the school with creativity.DECA DECA is a student-centered organization whose program of leadership and personal development is designed specifically for students enrolled in marketing and/or sport and events management education classes. DECA includes a series of local, state, and national competitive activities. DECA is offered for grades 10-12.MHS Envirothon A state-level, annual competition where teams compete to demonstrate their knowledge of environmental science in four areas. These areas include: forestry, wildlife, soils, and aquatics.FinLit300 Advances financial literacy in the State of New Hampshire through an educational tournament which will empower high school students to apply classroom-based financial education in a contest of knowledge and skills.Film Arts Society The MHS Film Arts Society is geared toward developing friendships among the filmmakers of the school. The main goal is to organize and represent their organization in the annual MHS Film festival. This event will be held in the spring. Students will also be able to get support for some of their personal film projects. This group will meet twice a month.F.I.R.S.T. F.I.R.S.T. is a year round club. We have training classes in the evenings in fall to insure students are capable of designing, building and shipping a robot and an animation within 6 weeks. This 6 week time period begins the first or second week of January and continues into February.
Games Club Students gather informally to enjoy (non-video) strategy games of various genres depending upon student interest.
Granite State Challenge/Quiz Bowl Students participate in team competitions that emphasize quick recall of factual material in all major academic disciplines along with a mix of questions about current events, entertainment, sports, and regional topics.
GSA (The Gay Straight Alliance) The GSA is a student run civil rights group that works toward promoting the civil rights of all students. The GSA provides recreational and social activities, fundraising for important causes, opportunities for social activism, and participates in the Annual Day of Silence that focuses on the harassment and violence directed at students because of their sexual identity, whether actual or perceived. We are an open club and all students are invited to attend – you don’t have to be an official member. We are a group of students who believe in equal rights for everyone!Hiking/Outdoor Club This club takes hiking trips in the spring, fall, and summer. The trips include hiking on state and federal mountains all over NH. Other activities include mountain biking trips.H.O.P.E. H.O.P.E. stands for Health Options Possible Everyday! This club is a new club for the 2018-2019 school year. It will need leaders and followers, it will need students who want to be a part of the creative process in creating this club into whatever we all want it to be. The idea for this club came about with students asking and helping each other out with healthy options, not only about food, although food does seem to be a big part of our discussions, but also about relationships, all kinds of relationships and how to deal with stress and choices that we make. If you think this sounds like a good fit for you then we hope to see you at our first meeting on Friday, September 7th in room D122; yes there will be food!Interact Club The MHS Interact Club is a non-profit organization that acts as the high school version of the Merrimack Rotary Club. We do activities to support other non-profits, individuals and families from Merrimack and the surrounding area. Our activities change from year to year to meet the ever changing needs of our members and community.
Math Team The Math Team gives students the opportunity to compete against area schools that are members of the Southern Mathematics Association of Senior Highs (SMASH) League.
Merrimack Mentors Merrimack Mentors is a program that matches High School and Elementary students across the District to highlight positive role models, foster healthy relationships, and create mutual cycles of empowerment.MHS Theatre This program is open to all students and emphasizes a “hands on” approach to theatre education with opportunities in every part of the production process.Model United Nations The Model United Nations Club promotes a greater awareness and understanding of the purpose and workings of the United Nations (UN), international politics, and diplomacy through club meetings and conferences. Participation in the MHS Model UN will help to improve members’ public speaking, writing skill, and will assist in helping members to become global citizens.
National Art Honor Society This organization is open to sophomore students who have taken and passed, with a B or better, a Visual Arts course at the High School level. There is an application process in which a teacher recommendation will be solicited. Students use their talents in the arts to make their school, community and world a better place. Together students consider activities, events, and causes that may benefit from the group’s support. Community service, exceptional character, and commitment to the NAHS sponsored events are necessary to maintain active status as a member. The NAEA/NAHS is a registered organization in which dues are paid and accountability is expected. National Honor Society The National Honor Society is an organization which students who have earned a GPA of 3.83 are invited to join. Students must fill out a student profile which demonstrates their involvement in school and community activities as well as their commitment to community service. Students interested in becoming a member of the National Honor Society should strive to maintain academic excellence and become involved in school activities and service community service projects.Newspaper (The Hawk) The Hawk is the quarterly student publication. Students are involved in brainstorming and writing as well as in photography and layout.NH Scholars NH Scholars is a community-based program that encourages students to take a more rigorous Core course of study in high school. The program also offers career exploration opportunities for students and financial incentives to state schools upon graduation.Random Acts of Kindness Our mission is to promote justice, peace and kindness in our school, town, state, county, and the world with different projects that are always created and followed through by our members. If you feel a calling to bring about a positive change then we would love to see you at Random Acts of Kindness!
SADD Students Against Destructive Decisions. We are a club that is open to all students. It is our mission to encourage healthy, smart decision making.Science Olympiad MHS Science Olympiad meets every Friday to tackle a variety of science topics. This club is one of many across the country, and we pride ourselves on being scholarly and hard-working, as we compete against other schools. If you love science, want to explore different topics on a team, push your academic boundaries, and have fun, stop by and ask about MHS SO!
Ski/Snowboard Club The Ski and Snowboard Club is a non-competitive club open to skiers and snowboarders of all levels. The club participates in the Crotched Mountain Voyager Ski and Ride program and makes trips to the mountain Thursday nights during January and February. Lessons and gear rentals are available if needed.Student Council The Student Council promotes and encourages school spirit through pep rallies, dances, and class competitions.
Video Game Club Open to all students who have a passion for video games. Students collaboration and take responsibility for choosing game systems and games to bring in.
Students who wish to start an activity or club that is not listed will need to meet with Peter Bergeron, Assistant Principal. All newly proposed clubs and activities may be subject to review by the Co-curricular Advisory Council.